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2019 Apr 11

J Orthop Surg Res



SponDT (Spondylodiscitis Diagnosis and Treatment): spondylodiscitis scoring system.


Homagk L, Marmelstein D, Homagk N, Hofmann GO
J Orthop Surg Res. 2019 Apr 11; 14(1):100.
PMID: 30971277.


Spondylodiscitis is a chameleon among infectious diseases due to the lack of specific symptoms with which it is associated. It is nevertheless a serious infection, with 7% mortality of hospitalized patients, in large part because of delayed diagnosis. The aim of this study was to develop a diagnosis and course-of-disease index to optimize its treatment.